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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 367

    A PAIR OF SEVRES PORCELAIN BLACK-GROUND CHINOISERIE ICE PAILS AND COVERS (GLACIERE 'COUPE')

    1804-05, BOTH WITH IRON-RED STENCILED IMPERIAL MARKS, IRON-RED STENCILED AND INCISED DATE CYPHERS OF AN ARROW-HEAD FOR REVOLUTIONARY YEAR XIII (23 SEPT 1804-22 SEPT 1805)

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    A PAIR OF SEVRES PORCELAIN BLACK-GROUND CHINOISERIE ICE PAILS AND COVERS (GLACIERE 'COUPE')
    1804-05, BOTH WITH IRON-RED STENCILED IMPERIAL MARKS, IRON-RED STENCILED AND INCISED DATE CYPHERS OF AN ARROW-HEAD FOR REVOLUTIONARY YEAR XIII (23 SEPT 1804-22 SEPT 1805)
    Each with fluted bracket handles, the cover with pinecone final and gilt with trailing vine, the body with a wide continuous band of chased gilt and platinum decorated Chinoiserie vignettes, the lower portion with trailing flowering vine, the colorful blossoms edged in gilt in the manner of cloisonné enamel, liners lacking
    9 in. (23 cm.) high, 8 in. (20.2 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    Purchased on behalf of the Portuguese Ambassador to Russia by the banker Perregaux, delivered 27 Messidor an XIII (15 July 1805) as part of a small service [AMNS, V2 1, 163r].
    Almost certainly a portion of the part service sold Christie's, London, 10 March 1826, lot 136 comprising 24 plates, 13 octagonal compotes, three ice pails (seaux à glace).
    Gift of Lewis Einstein, 1962.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


    Literature

    S. Schwartz, “Chinoiserie decoration on blackground Sèvres porcelain”, Schwartz Porcelain - The Lacquer Craze and its Impact on European Porcelain, English translation, 2005, p. 104, p. 107- footnote 64.
    D. Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th Century, privately printed, 2005, vol. IV, no. 6.5.1791, p. 927.